Tales from the court

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Comments on four family law cases heard in the Court of Session: (1) Wetherhill v Sheikh on the doctrine of marriage by cohabitation with habit and repute; (2) Kaur v Singh on the threats which could vitiate consent to a forced marriage and choice of law; (3) B v B on jurisdiction issues in contact disputes; and (4) Sweeney v Sweeney (No.2) on special circumstances which justified a decision not to share matrimonial assets equally.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Law Society of Scotland
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2005


  • litigants behaving badly
  • marriage by cohabitation with deceitful habit and repute
  • forced marriage by threat
  • choice of law in nullity cases
  • jurisdictional ping-pong
  • the Sweeney divorce and capital gains tax
  • choice of law
  • family law
  • cohabitation
  • common law marriage
  • consent
  • financial provision
  • forced marriages

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